National Sports

Newman released

NASCAR driver Ryan Newman has been released from a Florida hospital two days after his scary crash on the final lap of the Daytona 500. This announcement came just a few hours after Roush Fenway Racing said the 42-year-old driver was fully alert, walking around, playing with his daughters and joking with the hospital staff.…

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Playoff Expansion

Big changes could be coming to the N-F-L’s playoff format if a new collective bargaining agreement is approved. E-S-P-N reports the proposal would increase the number of playoff teams in each conference to seven, with a 17-game regular season and a three-game preseason. Only one team in each conference would get a first-round bye, with…

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T-Wolves tomorrow

The Minnesota Timberwolves are back on the hardwood tomorrow night hosting the Boston Celtics at the Target Center. Minnesota comes out of the All-Star break losers in 15 of its last 16 games. The Wolves are second-tolast in the Western Conference at 16-37 overall. Head coach Ryan Saunders announced that center Karl-Anthony Towns will be…

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Workouts Underway

The Minnesota Twins held their first workout of the spring yesterday in Fort Myers, as pitchers and catchers reported on Tuesday. Position players are scheduled to report by Sunday. The first official full squad workout will be Monday. Many position players are already in Florida and working out the team facility on their own. The…

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T-Wolves lose – again

The Charlotte Hornets erased a 16-point halftime deficit as they rallied past the Minnesota Timberwolves 115-108 last night in Minneapolis. Devonte Graham keyed Charlotte with 28 points, and Malik Monk scored 25 off the bench. Miles Bridges chipped in 20 points for the Hornets, who will enter the All-Star break with two straight wins. Malik…

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Readying For Spring

Minnesota Twins pitchers and catchers officially have to report to spring training tomorrow with their first official workout slated for Wednesday in Fort Myers. However, many of the team’s players have been in Florida working out. Catcher Mitch Garver says he is excited for the Twins to go out and defend their A-L Central Division…

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T-Wolves lose – again!

Sacramento’s De’Aaron Fox scored 31 points, Bogdan Bogdanovic made five free throws in the final 69 seconds and Sacramento held off a late run to hand Minnesota its 12th consecutive loss, 113-109. Bogdanovic scored 23 points, Buddy Hield added 16 and Harrison Barnes had 14 points and seven assists for the Kings. Karl-Anthony Towns had…

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Set For Big Game

Former Golden Gopher linebacker Damien Wilson says it is a dream come true to be playing in Sunday’s Super Bowl game. Wilson is a starter for the Kansas City Chiefs and has had an impact all season long for Kansas City. Wilson began his N-F-L career with the Cowboys and says he is thankful the…

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Happy About Kubiak

Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer says he is excited about Gary Kubiak’s decision to take on the role of offensive coordinator. Kubiak came to Minnesota as an offensive consultant, but when Kevin Stefanski left to take the Browns head coaching job, Zimmer offered to the job to Kubiak. Kubiak, who has head coaching stints…

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Vikes in Pro Bowl

Baltimore quarterback Lamar Jackson threw a pair of touchdown passes as the A-F-C knocked off the N-F-C 38-33 in the Pro Bowl in Orlando. Deshaun Watson and Ryan Tannehill also tossed T-D passes, with all three quarterbacks throwing interceptions as well. Houston’s T-J Watt returned a fumble 82 yards for a score in the victory,…

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